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Looking to Reduce CO2 Emissions 40% from the Power Plant Sector?

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

Power grid manager PJM has an answer. Results of a three-year study of the power plant fleet operations from Chicago to Virginia show that raising renewable energy to 30 percent of the electricity supply can reduce CO2 emissions by 40 percent. And this can be done while maintaining the reliability of the  electric system. Read more >

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News on Energy Alternatives—Wind, Efficiency Are In, Small Nukes Are Out

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

Investors working with utilities are making clear and clean choices for meeting our energy needs.  Two big announcements show wind and energy efficiency are financeable and attractive, and new small nuclear reactors are not.  Recently MidAmerican Energy chose to add more wind energy to its supply, dump a “modular” nuclear plant proposal,and decline to follow the trend toward burning natural gas. Read more >

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